Rep. Zeldin Announces $822,419 National Science Foundation Grant to Stony Brook University

Zeldin: "It is so important that we continue to provide necessary aid to our scientific institutions."

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NY Congressman Lee Zeldin.

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Stony Brook, NY - June 16, 2017 - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) announced today that Stony Brook University was awarded $822,419 from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This funding will be used in the development of hardware and software platforms used for pervasive edge sensing and computing. This technology will revolutionize sensing applications used in many modern devices, including smartphones, while greatly benefiting researchers and educators.
Congressman Zeldin said, “I am proud to announce that this $822,419 National Science Foundation grant has been secured for Stony Brook University, which will help the university continue its amazing work in the creation of new platforms to improve many of the devices we use on a daily basis. For over 50 years, Stony Brook has been a world leader in scientific research and a critical component of the science community here on Long Island. It is so important that we continue to provide necessary aid to our scientific institutions.”
“At Stony Brook University, our researchers are passionately engaged in the most relevant issues of our time, pursuing ideas that lead to viable solutions,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley. “I look forward to tracking the progress of Professor Ye’s NSF-funded work. I am confident that it will greatly impact current smart application technology, and will very likely change how we are doing things today.”
Led by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, this $822,419 NSF award will design, create and evaluate a novel hardware and software platform where heterogeneous peripheral modules and modularized FPGA/software computation components can be easily composed electrically and computationally, like interlocking Lego pieces, to create various customized edge sensing and computing devices for "smart" applications.
"Our goal is to develop a customizable research platform, whose hardware and software can be reconfigured to support systems for innovations in smart vehicles, mobile computing and Internet-of-Things," said Fan Ye, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the principal investigator on the NSF funded project. 
Created by the U.S. Congress in 1950, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is an agency which promotes the progress of science, advances national health, prosperity, and welfare, and works to secure our national defense. On April 6, 2017, Congressman Zeldin announced that NSF awarded $998,750 in funding to Stony Brook University to provide scholarship support for students enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) major. Click here to read more about that funding.